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Equipment List

Raspberry Pi 3 ► Amazon | Ebay

USB HDD ► Amazon | Ebay

Software List

Raspbian Pixel ► https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

github: https://github.com/novaspirit/rpi_conky

conky settings: http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html 


To start we will need to install conky,

$ sudo apt-get install conky -y

now lets download the conky configuration file

$ wget -O /home/pi/.conkyrc https://raw.githubusercontent.com/novaspirit/rpi_conky/master/rpi3_conkyrc

to autostart conky on boot we will need to create 2 files, 1 will be a shell script to delay the boot process of conky. 2. will be the conky desktop files to allow lxdesktop to start the shell script

to create the shell script

sudo nano /usr/bin/conky.sh

paste this into the conky.sh file

(sleep 4s && conky) &exit 0

now lets create the conky.desktop file for the autostart process

sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/conky.desktop

and paste this into the file

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=sh /usr/bin/conky.sh
Comment=system monitoring tool.Categories=Utility;

the last thing to do is to reboot to make sure everything is working!